YOUNG SEFTON ARTISTS INVITED TO EXHIBIT ON THE IRISH SEA
Express.com, the new fast-ferry link from Liverpool to Dublin, has
teamed up with the Tate Gallery to invite talented young artists
from the Sefton area to have their work displayed on board
“Sea Express 1”.
The chance to take part in this onboard art exhibition is open to
Sefton youngsters under the age of 13 and the exhibition will be
compiled in conjunction with the Tate Gallery. All artwork must be
inspired by the sea and work will be displayed in two different age
categories, one for the under sevens and one for youngsters age
seven to 13.
One lucky artist from each category will be whisked off to Dublin
for a night, courtesy of Irish Sea Express.com, where they and up to
three members of their family will get to see some of Dublin’s top
attractions. They will also get to meet the Captain onboard the
All youngsters whose work is displayed in the onboard exhibition
will be given an Irish Sea Express.com goody bag. The art exhibition
will run throughout the month of November and with daily sailings
between the Pier Head and Dublin city centre, the display will be
seen by up to 1,000 passengers a day.
Paul Ashcroft of Irish Sea Express.com said:- “Kids are
tremendously imaginative and it’s important to reward and encourage
their creativity. We’re pleased to be able to provide a platform for
youngsters to display their work.
It’s the first time we’ve hosted a floating art gallery, I’m sure
the display will be welcomed by both passengers and staff.”
Sefton youngsters wishing to take part in the floating art
exhibition should send their ‘sea inspired’ artwork along with their
name, age and address to Irish Sea Express.com Art Exhibition, Paver
Downes, 2 Queen Square, Liverpool, L1 1RH before 3 October.
‘Family Safety Unit Launched – First in the Northwest’
Violence Conference is being held on 14 September, at Pacific Road
Birkenhead. The conference will launch the first family safety unit
in the Wirral; which will be the first in the Northwest; as well as
launch the Wirral’s Domestic Abuse Strategy for 2005 – 2008.
Domestic Abuse is still prevalent in society, 1 in 4 women and 1 in
6 men will experience some form for domestic abuse in their life
This conference will not only look to launch the Unit; it is also
focusing on one of the most vulnerable groups – children. Figures
show that 90% of children are present in the same or adjacent room
when domestic abuse occurs. Each year thousands of children run away
from home because of domestic abuse.
Many of the high profile speakers in the field of domestic abuse;
including Dr Ravinder Thiara (Warwick University) will discuss the
impact that domestic abuse has on the relationship between mothers
and their children; this ground breaking research is due to be
The delegates will also see a number of impactive multimedia
presentations, which have been developed by ‘What If
Communications’; the first of these will feature at the beginning of
the conference, the lights will go down and the delegates will hear
a couple arguing; underneath the arguing is a heartbeat; as the
argument reaches a peak the heartbeat quickens, violence ensues; as
the violence stops, delegates realise that children have been
witnessing the violence; a hospital monitor starts to beep in line
with the heart beat, which is getting slower and slower until it
Delegates will also see a play about domestic abuse and children by
the AftaThought Theatre Group.
The event being organised by ‘What if Communications’ on behalf of
Wirral MBC Violence / Hate Crime Reduction Team are expecting over
180 delegates to attend.